Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
June 24-26, 2024
The XVth International Ibsen Conference on “The Intermedial Ibsen” will be held in Nanjing, China on June 24-26, 2024. The conference is hosted by Nanjing University, in co-operation with the Centre for Ibsen Studies, University of Oslo. The deadline for submitting abstracts is January 1st, 2024.
The Intermedial Ibsen
The theme of XVth International Ibsen Conference will be “The Intermedial Ibsen”. In light of new developments in intermedial studies in literature and arts, the intermedial approaches to Ibsen may include the representation of artists in Ibsen’s plays, intermedial references to music and architecture, the Ibsen paintings by Edvard Munch and other artists, film adaptations based on Ibsen’s plays, remediations of Ibsen in musicals and dance theatre, and intercultural performancesof Ibsen, just to name a few.
We encourage all participants to engage with the main theme to enrich the conference discussion. Papers may address, but are by no means restricted to, the following thematic streams:
1. Intermedial Practice and the Canonization of Ibsen’s Plays
2. Ethical Criticism of Ibsen’s Plays
3. Directing Ibsen’s Plays
4. Comparative Studies on Ibsen and Chekhov
5. Ibsen Across Cultures: Exploring Intercultural Adaptations, Translations, Teaching, and Research
6. Re-visioning Ibsen: Stage, Media and Gender
7. What’s Wrong with the Well-made Play? Form and Structure in Ibsen’s Dramatic Writing
8. Ibsen’s “Debate” in the Intellectual History of Human Civilization
9. Representation of Ibsen’s “Body” in Different Media
10. Ibsen’s Plays in Germany
11. Changing Forms and Transforming Political Notions of Ibsen’s Plays
Instructions for abstract submission
Submitted papers should be centered on the conference theme, and paper presentations should be planned for a maximum of 20 minutes. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words long and should include a brief bio. The deadline is January 1st, 2024.
Please submit your abstract to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include the following information at the top of the page:
Institutional affiliation, if any
3-4 keywords describing the presentation
Audio-visual requirements, if any
An announcement of the proposals accepted will be made no later than February 1st, 2024.
Should you require funding, kindly contact us.
Ms. GUO Ankang, Nanjing University
Local Organizing Committee
Prof. HE Chengzhou, Nanjing University
International Ibsen Committee
Lisbeth Wærp, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway (President)
Liyang Xia, University of Oslo, Norway (Secretary)
Anette Storli Andersen, Vestfold og Telemark Fylkeskommune, Norway
Chen Liang, Fudan University, China
Chengzhou He, Nanjing University, China
Giuliano D’Amico, University of Oslo, Norway
Kwok-Kan Tam, Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Mark Sandberg, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Sabiha Huq, Khulna University, Bangladesh